Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Kenji, the Monster
Kenji, the Monster

Remember that time Kenji accidentally splattered egg nog on Leandra's nice black dress? Oops.

Hug it Out
Hug it Out
Cookies!
Cookies!

Here are two of the six tables we covered with cookies for our annual holiday cookie swap party. There were 46 kinds of cookies in all; check 'em out in our recap.

Happy Birthday, Ben!
Happy Birthday, Ben!

To celebrate Ben's birthday, we surprised him with a pile of Buffalo wings and Chinatown hot dog buns, two of his favorite foods.

Entranced by QWOP
Entranced by QWOP

Kenji introduced Niki to QWOP. Her productivity went downhill from there.

Ice Cream Tasting
Ice Cream Tasting

Today we tasted four kinds of vanilla in the form of homemade ice cream.

Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies

We also tasted the vanilla in the form of sugar cookies.

Fruit Cake Taste Test
Fruit Cake Taste Test

And after we had filled up on ice cream and sugar cookies, we did a fruit cake taste test.

By this point, everyone felt gross. No offense to our friend Christopher Stephens, who made the fruit cake. We were all just...very...full.

Donner and Blitzen
Donner and Blitzen

Gotta name those fruit cakes.

More Cricket!
More Cricket!

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Hambone, Doge-ified
Hambone, Doge-ified

Hambone wasn't in the office this week, so we had to get...creative. Our office is a little obsessed with doge. Ok, maybe more than a little.

Such Creamy
Such Creamy

Robyn made this today. ...Here you go.